For more than 30 years, STC has been importing Long Grain White Rice also known as ‘ration rice’ by Mauritians.

Initially, STC used to import Long Grain White Rice with 35% broken (‘brisure’). Over the years, Government through STC has shown its willingness to continuously improve the quality of imported Long Grain White Rice for the benefit of the population. The high percentage of broken in the rice imported was gradually brought down to 25%, then 15% and since 2011, STC is importing a very clean long grain white rice with up to 5% broken packed in 25kg bags. The annual imports of long grain rice turn around 20,000 Metric Tons. All the rice consignments are tested at the Mauritius Standards Bureau and at times the percentage of broken in the rice is lower than 5%( nearly 2-3 %), showing a finer quality of long grain rice.

The stocks of Long Grain White Rice are stored in STC’s dedicated warehouse under strict hygienic conditions. Moreover, as from the 2011, STC has started purchasing rice in small lots through Request for Quotation (RFQ) at an interval of three to four months with a view to take advantage of the fluctuation in prices on the world market, thus benefitting both in terms of price and quality of the rice.

In 2014, STC introduced the Long Grain White Rice (ration rice) in smaller packaging of 2.5kg in order to make it more accessible to the consumers.

Recap on Importation of Rice by STC

Name of Supplier

Quantity (MT)

Period

Sukhbir Agro Energy

1,500

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

Meskay & Femtee Ltd

1,500

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

K.K Rice Mills Ltd

3,000

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

IRFAN NOMAN BENAS PVT LTD

1,000

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

K.K Rice Mills Ltd

1,000

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017

MAC IMPEX

2,000

June 2017 - Sept 2017

GMTC Commodities DMCC

2,000

June 2017 - Sept 2017

Sukhbir Agro Energy

2,000

June 2017 - Sept 2017

Meskay & Femtee Ltd

2,000

Mar 2017 - June 2017

Meskay & Femtee Trading Co. (Pvt) Ltd

4,000

Mar 2017 - June 2017

Sukhbir Agro Energy

1,375

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Sukhbir Agro Energy

1,500

Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Irfan Noman Bernas Pvt Ltd

1,500

Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Meskay & Femtee Traidng Company (Pvt) Ltd 

3,000

Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

K.K Rice Mills Ltd

3,000

August 2016 - Oct 2016

Sukhbir Agro Energy

3,000

August 2016 - Sept 2016

LMJ International 

1,500

June 2016 - August 2016

Meskey & Femtee

2,000

March 2016 - June 2016

Meskey & Femtee

2,000

Feb 2016 - April 2016

Abdul Rauf Traders

4,000

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016

LMJ International

2000

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

K.K. Rice Mills Ltd

4,000

Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

LMJ International

4,500

July 2015 - Oct 2015

KLA India

1,500

July 2015 - Sep 2015

Abdul Rauf Traders

1,500

Apr 2015 - May 2015

K.K Rice Mills Ltd 

3,000

April 2015

Amira foods India Ltd

5,000

Dec 2014 - Feb 2015

Shri Lal Mahal

2,000

Dec 2014

LMJ International

3,500

Sept 2014 - Dec 2014

Shri Lal Mahal

3,000

Sept 2014 - Nov 2014

KLA India

1,000

June 2014 - July 2014

Amira Foods India Ltd

4,000

June 2014 - Aug 2014

Amira Foods India Ltd

1,500

Apr 2014 - Oct 2014

Shri Lal Mahal

3,000

Feb 2014 - Apr 2014

Chappal Traders

1,000

Mar 2014

LMJ International

1,000

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014

Amira Foods India Ltd

1,500

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

Shri Lal Mahal

2,000

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Amira Foods India Ltd

3,000

Sep 2013

Shri Lal Mahal

3,000

Aug 2013

Shri Lal Mahal

2,000

Jun 2013 - July 2013

Shri Lal Mahal

2,000

Mar 2013

Amira Foods India Ltd

2,000

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Shri Lal Mahal

2,000

Mar 2013

Amira Foods India Ltd

2,000

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013

Amira Foods India Ltd

2,000

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013